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The Pennsylvania State University 
University Park
Posted: 04/05/2023
Senior Associate Dean (Academic Administrator)

Senior Associate Dean (Academic Administrator)

The https://agsci.psu.edu/https://agsci.psu.edu/ at https://psu.edu/ is seeking an outstanding individual to provide leadership and vision as Senior Associate Dean (Academic Administrator). With nationally and internationally recognized faculty, staff and students, the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is in the hands-on business of producing the pioneering research, cutting-edge technology, and, most of all, leaders of tomorrow to tackle these challenges head on.

Responsibilities: The Senior Associate Dean has broad duties in areas as delegated by the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and acts for the Dean in these areas and in the Dean’s absence. These include overseeing the implementation of plans and academic policies in the college, such as for hiring, retention, promotion and tenure; personnel and human resources issues (e.g., performance); planning and day-to-day program implementation across the College; budgets, safety; university policy and procedures; assistance for academic, regional and support units of the college; facilities and land; and internal and external relations. Refer to the college organization chart at http://agsci.psu.edu/about/organizational-chart. The position also involves frequent interactions, on behalf of the Dean, with University Administrative Offices, with other academic colleges and campuses, and with support units of the University.

Position Requirements:

• Rank of tenured professor

• Knowledge of Colleges of Agricultural Sciences at Research I Universities, the Cooperative Extension system, and research and education centers

• Demonstrated leadership in administrative and management roles

• Excellent communication, teamwork, interpersonal, and leadership skills

• Broad experience and scholarly achievement in areas of teaching, research, and service

• Demonstrated ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university and broader community

• A vision to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the community at Penn State

Application Requirements:

To apply, please provide:

• Letter of application that states an applicant’s specific interest in the position, qualifications, previous professional and administrative responsibilities, and achievements.

• Statement of leadership philosophy.

• Statement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

• Curriculum vitae (C.V.) which includes statement of current position and responsibilities.

• Contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2023 and will continue until position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Gary Perdew at ghp2psu.edu. Interested applicants should apply on Penn State’s online job website (https://hr.psu.edu/careers).

Salary: The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Background checks: Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with Penn State’s policies and guidelines.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/4058662

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.